PetMD Editorial
Jul 12, 2016

By Samantha Drake If you’ve ever taken a walk with your dog in the woods or through a field, only to have your best friend scratching up a storm for the next several days, you might have experienced a chigger attack. These tiny, red pests are so small that you might not even notice them on your dog… Read More

Katy Nelson, DVM
Jun 02, 2015

Otodectes cynotis mites, commonly called ear mites, are a common parasitic infection that can affect your dog. Symptoms typically include some combination of: Scratching around the ears, head, and neck Head shaking Discharge from the ears that can be dark and waxy and sometimes resemble coffee… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Mar 06, 2012

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM When it’s time to purchase heartworm preventive medication for your dog or cat, you have several options to choose from. In order to purchase any of these heartworm medications, however, you must first have your dog or cat tested for heartworms. If the test comes back… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Mar 02, 2012

[video] Treatment of Heartworms in Dogs By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM If your dog is not protected by monthly heartworm preventive medications, he/she is at definite risk of becoming infected with heartworms. This potentially fatal disease could result in your dog having adult heartworms living in his/… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Mar 02, 2012

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM The mosquito is the main culprit (vector) responsible for the spread of heartworm disease in dogs and cats.When a mosquito bites a heartworm-infected dog, wolf, coyote, or fox, it can pick up microfilariae (baby heartworms) that circulate in the bloodstream. The heartworm… Read More

Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Mar 02, 2012

Proper Application of Dog Heartworm Prevention Medication By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM Keeping our dogs free of heartworms is much cheaper, easier, and safer than treating them for a full-blown disease. However, it is important that you use heartworm preventives properly — both for your safety and your… Read More